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Johnson Controls helps Sunway Pyramid cut more than RM3m in energy costs

KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Building technology and solutions provider Johnson Controls International plc has helped Sunway Pyramid Mall save more than RM3 million in annual energy costs since 2012.

In a statement today, the Irish-domiciled Johnson Controls said this was the result of a comprehensive chiller plant retrofit it designed.

Johnson Controls said it was awarded the retrofit contract in a six-way tender exercise.

The project scope was to replace the ageing original installation to eliminate the use of HCFC refrigerant gas, and to improve the overall chiller plant room efficiency.

In addition, the project was to be carried out without downtime to the retailers and shoppers at the mall.

With a total retail floor area of nearly four million square feet, the retrofit project is one of the largest for shopping malls and a pioneer for green buildings in this category in Malaysia.

Johnson Controls country manager for Malaysia, Fam Wee Chean, said it was the company’s mission to help facility owners optimise their buildings for better comfort, cost savings and sustainability.

“We are honoured to play a pivotal role in the transformative journey of Sunway Pyramid, one of Selangor’s most well-known landmarks,” said Fam.

Meanwhile, Sunway Malls general manager of operations Jason Chin said given the size of the retrofit project, it was imperative that a partner with a proven technology, solid track record and good aftersales service was selected.

“Johnson Controls, as one of the top providers of energy-efficient chillers in the market, fits the bill. The YORK chillers have exceeded our expectations in terms of performance and energy savings,” he said.

Johnson Controls has also been selected to work on other properties under the Sunway Group.

New projects will include providing energy-efficient cooling solutions to properties such as Sunway University, Sunway Velocity Hotel and Sunway Medical Center.

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